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RATINGS: 108   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Cider House Collection #2: Inspired by the tradition of Ice Ciders in Quebec, Canada, Iceman uses the process of freezing the juice from culinary and bittersweet apples to produce a rich, complex and unique cider with a crisp apple taste and notes of caramel and toffee. This cider is sweet but not cloying. The addition of oak-aging yields a smooth and pleasing vanilla character. The result is a perfectly balanced, full-flavored cider that delights the palate with clean apple notes and a lingering toffee finish.


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4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Doghair (312) - Illinois, USA - JUL 21, 2013
Not a unique aroma or color. Taste is amazing! Sweet up front with a very tart finish. Very complex. Vanilla and caramel notes. Possibly the best cider I’ve ever had. Almost fun to drink.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bulldogops (1986) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 21, 2016
Rating #1950 - 2015.09.25 #CraftTakesSeattle Day 2, Beer 50 - Bottle share. Aroma is fleshy apple, as if on a cutting board in front of you. Taste is warm alcohol, sweet apple, hint of brown sugar. Mouthfeel is slight carbonation, but smooth, silky. Dangerous at 10%.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sulawang (1000) - British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 14, 2016
Visual: Composite cork with a twisty steel cap, hefty bottle. Pours deep dark golden orange with no head, a small island off to the side, just a few bubbles surfacing.

Nose: filtered apple juice, a touch of perfumey acidity. (lvl-5)-pungency

Attack: dense syrupy sugars, heavy entry

Mid-palate: rich filtered red apple juice, big tangy-alcoholic acidity, elderflower, (lvl-7-sweetess)

Finish: red apple juice exhale, sticky tart cloying sugars, mild woodiness.

Summary: Very sugary forward with a rich red apple body and tangy acidity to hold it together. The alcohol is quite noticeable and adds to the heaviness factor. I find this to be too cloying and palate-heavy for my tastes - not quite as refreshing or bright as I’d hoped.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
altonbrownd (5451) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - JUN 19, 2016
Bottle at Greene Turtle BWI. Slight orange and brown body. Nose is fruits, apples. Taste is similar of apples and malts. Crisp texture. Not bad at all.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dfonorow (2039) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 30, 2016
Bottle share @ DLD 2016. Pour is clear yellow/gold with some slight lacing. Aroma and flavor of apple juice, oak, bitter apple peels, and a touch of vanilla. Finish is boozy and sweet.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drjay44 (3370) - Salida, Colorado, USA - MAY 22, 2016
750 ml. corked and caged bottle. Pour a minimal, poorly retained ivory head, with no lacing, over a clear light amber (SRM 7) body........nose is mild lactic acid, light apple, slight vanilla.......taste is moderately sweet, with equalizing tart acid, primarily lactic in type, apple, with Granny Smith notes, finishing drier, with lingering tart acid.....mouth feel, medium sticky body, alcohol warmth present, mild hints of astringency, carbonation high. This is a rich, alcoholic cider. It has nice complexity for a cider making for a quite enjoyable beverage. BJCP 9/3/15/4/8

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
IndianaRed (3742) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 10, 2016
Bottle clear deep orange Big sweet apple flavors. Strong like a wine moderate carbonation

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (18725) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 20, 2016
Corked bottle from Safeway, Port Angeles, WA
Golden color, clean, with some bubbles, head disappears quickly. Nice aroma of apples, mature, not as rich as real Ice Ciders, but very nice. Moderately sweet, the carbonation and light acidity add a dynamic touch, the apple flavor is present.
Standardized robust cider, not a real Ice Cider, but still quite nice.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oscbert (1238) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 4, 2016
White wine like aroma with green apple jolly rancher notes. Pours a clear amber color with small wispy bubbles for a head Very sweet candy like flavor, green jolly rancher again, balanced with tartness. Medium bodied, sticky, sugary Apple finish. Very sweet but enjoyable. Good dessert drink. I'm worried it might give me a headache with all the sugar in it though. Good balance of tart an sweet, with it being more heavy on the sweet side ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thedm (5609) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 1, 2016
This corked and caged bottled Cider from a grocery store poured a medium sized head of frothy clear colored bubbles that were quickly diminishing and left behind a softly carbonated transparent light orange brown colored body and a poor lacing. The nice aroma was of fresh red apples. The dry yet crisp mouth feel was tingly at the start with a mellow finish and a lingering dry red apple aftertaste. The nice flavor contained notes of red apple and was dry. Delicious and one I would certainly buy again.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
ffbot (339) - Oakland, California, USA - DEC 14, 2015
Huh, I was under impressed with this. The pour was your average golden cider, smell of spices and apples. Small amount of wood and sweetness in the smell. Taste follows, apples, slightly drying, balanced sweetness. But the problem was that even at a slightly warm temperature, it grew to be quite cloying and off balanced. This was only sitting out for like 5 minutes, not even that long out of the fridge


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